COULTON’S CATCH UP 29 AUGUST

Western NSW Cancer Centre update Last week I officially received a petition containing well over 45,000 signatures in support of an integrated cancer centre based at Dubbo Hospital. Receiving this petition is certainly one of those special moments in my parliamentary career to date. I could not have predicted the magnitude of the number of…

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Gwydir Industries on track for workshop upgrade

Gwydir Industries Incorporated has been successful in securing funding from the Commonwealth Government to undertake much needed upgrades of their rear workshop and furniture restoration rooms. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton today announced $20,000 for Gwydir Industries through Round 2 of the Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities Programme (SCP). Mr Coulton said that this upgrade…

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Disaster Assistance available for Western NSW following recent severe weather and floods

Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton today welcomed the activation of disaster assistance for local communities following recent storms and flooding in July. Assistance is being provided to the Bogan, Coonamble, Narromine and Warren regions through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA). Mr Coulton said he is dedicated to ensuring…

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Disaster Assistance extended for Western NSW following June’s severe storms and floods

Federal member for Parkes, Mark Coulton today welcomed the extension of disaster assistance following storms and flooding in June. Assistance will continue to be provided to the Narromine Shire Council through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA). Mr Coulton said he is dedicated to ensuring that residents across Western New…

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Creative local student wins national competition to honour Australia’s Vietnam War sacrifice

A school student from Coonabarabran High School has a won a national competition to commemorate Australia’s Vietnam War veterans on the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan. Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said Annabelle Park was a worthy winner of the Federal Government’s Honouring Australian Vietnam Veterans Competition, which was open to…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 15 AUGUST

With the opening of the 45th Parliament approaching, I was fortunate to be in Canberra last week to meet with newly elected MPs as they undertook a two day seminar outlining their roles and responsibilities. Thirty-nine newly elected Coalition, Labor and Independent MPs will take their seats in the House of Representatives when the House…

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COULTON’S CATCH UP 15 AUGUST

The announcement by Murray-Darling Basin Authority chief executive Phillip Glyde that the agency will investigate opportunities to decentralise is welcome news. I agree with the Minister for Agriculture the Hon Barnaby Joyce who said the ability of the MDBA to successfully deliver its functions is underpinned by its ability to engage with Basin communities and…

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Working Holiday Maker Visa Holders Review

The Coalition Government today announced the commencement of a review and public consultation on the broad range of issues affecting the supply and remuneration conditions of labour performed by Working Holiday Maker visa holders. Assistant Minister Luke Hartsuyker, who has responsibility for agricultural workforce matters, will be leading the review. Federal Member for Parkes Mark…

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